Spring Garden Planning: Expressing Your Personality and Style

Spring Garden Planning: Expressing Your Personality and Style

With the promise of spring comes abundant opportunities to transform your home into a bountiful, beautiful, living expression of your own personality and style. To get you started, we’ve put together this handy guide to spring garden planning with Seville Farms plants.

Whatever kind of outdoor space you enjoy, be it an expansive yard or a well-appointed container garden on an apartment balcony, choosing from the Seville Farms extensive palette of plants in a rainbow of colors and with varied textures—and with varied suitability for all growing conditions—will set you up for boundless success. We offer something for every growing condition and design!

When choosing which Seville Farms plants to use to create your spring-garden masterpiece, consider the following:

  • Where will the plants grow and thrive?
  • What plants will work well together?
  • What is your desired style and color palette?

Here are a few easy design tricks to get the most out of your selections and enjoy your beautiful new garden.

Where Will the Plants Grow and Thrive?

First, study the area you have in mind for your plants. Are they going to go into flower beds; a courtyard or patio with large, elegant containers; or pretty pots and planters on a balcony? Are they going to receive full sun?

Seville Farms Pro Tip: Any area that receives six or more hours of sun in places like Texas, Oklahoma, or Arkansas—especially if it is the intense afternoon sun—can be considered “full sun.”

What about water? Will the beds be on the dry side, or will they receive plenty of irrigation?

When answering these questions, you need to decide what mature plant size will be suitable, which will help you determine if the conditions are right for the plants you choose. Here are a few ideas:

  • For a large, sunny flower bed that needs hardy, drought-resistant plants, try esperanza for dramatic color and size.
  • If you have smaller pots in the shade, New Guinea Impatiens will bloom all season.
  • Big pots by a pool would be perfect for the electrified colors of the bougainvillea.

Need additional flowers to your garden palette?

Here are some great additional options for common areas:

  • Shady beds: Ferns, Carex, Hosta, Coleus, Heuchera, Croton, Dianella, Ginger, Liriope, Asian Jasmine
  • Sunny beds: Miscanthus, Bulbine, Dichondra, Hemerocalis, Salvia, Hamelia, Ixora, Pineapple Guava
  • Sunny pots: Calibrachoa, Cuphea, Lantana, Penta, Portulaca, Canna Lily, Salvia, Russelia, Plumbago
  • Shady pots: Carex, Lamium, Lysmachia, Bacopa, Begonia, Caladium, Fern, Corton, Coleus, Lobelia

What Plants Will Work Well Together?

Make sure the plants you choose will work well together. Choose plants with similar water and light requirements, compatible size, and common fertilizer needs.

Plants like hibiscus, bougainvillea, sweet potato vine, and lantana all enjoy sun, moderate water, and the same type of fertilizer. Ferns, begonias, and English Ivy are good bedfellows, too. Seville Farms offers plenty of plants that will work together to achieve your personal creative vision.

Here are a few ideas for groups of plants that work well together:

  • Hot and Bright: Bougainvillea, Ipomoea, Calibrachoa, Pennisetum, Vinca
  • Elegant Foliage: Fern, Carex, Equisetum, Ficus Repens, Cordyline
  • Made in the Shade: Dianella, Impatien, Fuchsia, Lysimachia, Equisetum
  • Sophisticated Succulents: Crassula, Kalanchoe, Kniphofia, Sedum, Delosperma

What is Your Desired Style and Color Palette?

Consider your style. What is your vision? Is it a grouping of sophisticated succulents, show-stopping color, or cozy window boxes with happy, bright blossoms? Seville Farms produces quality plants that you can use to create an expression of your personal style.

What about color? Would you enjoy a cacophony of outrageous mixed colors, perfectly paired contrasts, or elegant monochromatic pallets? Would the simple elegance of cool green foliage bring your vision to life? The possibilities are limitless with Seville Farms plants.

Here are a few ideas:

  • Study in Blue: Evolvulus, Festuca, Perovskia, Plumbago
  • Outrageous Color: Lantana, Calibrachoa, Geranium, Portulaca, Zinnia
  • Calm Green: Spider Plant, Hosta, Fern, Ginger

Bringing It All Together

Finally, after you have carefully chosen your plants, you can bring them together in a mindful and artistic way with some easy design guidelines.

Odd numbers of plants are often more pleasing to the eye. The old “thriller, filler, spiller” rule for potted plants—one tall, statement plant; one medium-full plant; and one low-growing plant to spill over the edges of the pot—really works for whatever plants you choose. You can apply this rule to plants in flower beds as well!

Varying heights, textures, and leaf shapes will give you great results. If you are planting in a flowerbed, don’t forget to add a good quality compost and mulch. For containers, use a light potting mix that is made of organic components, like peat moss or coconut coir—no topsoil or sand.

Whether they’re in flowerbeds or containers, water your plants when they are just starting to dry out—never let them stand in water or dry to the point of wilt. And remember: Fertilizer is a must for winning plants!

Seville Farms offers such a wonderful array of different, quality plants that are well suited to your area that choosing plants to reflect your personal style is a breeze. By mindfully selecting plants for your needs and putting together a perfect combination of colors, textures, and plant needs, you will enjoy beautiful, bountiful garden success all season long.

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